ROBERT DE PAULA, CORNER OUTFIELDER
|Born: March 23, 2003
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|De Paula is a bat-first outfielder who could develop good power. He’ll probably play the outfield corners.
After missing 2020 due to the pandemic, De Paula played only briefly in his debut. He saw more time at first than anywhere else, but otherwise played the outfield corners.
De Paula went back to the DSL and played semi-regularly in the outfield corners. He showed pretty good power at the plate, but his walk and K rates were very bad.
De Paula seems to have some power potential, but he’ll need to make far better contact to go anywhere.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $160,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.